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Researcher suggests Facebook is working on ‘Talent Show’ feature

Could the world’s biggest social network have plans to park its tanks on the X Factor and The Voice’s lawns? Researcher Jane Manchun Wong has uncovered what may be plans for a new Facebook feature called ‘Talent Show’...
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Smule rebrands its singing app after reaching 50m active users

User-generated content around music and video is all the rage in 2018, following the $800m+ exit of Musical.ly and the licensing moves by Facebook and Instagram that have led to new lip-sync and music-stories features for...
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Drake ‘Scorpion’ album does more than 1bn first-week streams

This is where we’re at in the evolution of music-streaming: a single album has been streamed more than 1bn times in its first week after release. That album, of course, is Drake’s ‘Scorpion’, with label Republic...
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UGC video app Triller signs a Universal Music deal

Is Triller the new Musical.ly? Pitched as a ‘Music Video Maker’ app, it helps people make their own music videos alone or collaborating with friends, with clever auto-editing features to make the results look professional....
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Blur open UGC tour diary

Ahead of their Coachella show this weekend, Blur have created a digital tour diary for fans to contribute to during their 2013 tour.
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Sandbox Issue Seventy One: Remixed Message

Seven years ago, remix competitions were a new and exciting marketing opportunity, with everyone fired up on the possibilities of UGC and how it could create a different connection between artist and fan. Their growing ubiquity...
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Today’s music news roundup 06/06/12

Today's music news roundup 06/06/12
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Kutiman: The latest UGC sensation on YouTube

Okay, so we're a bit late on this one. But Israeli muso Ophir Kutiel (or Kutiman, as he calls himself) has become the latest music star on YouTube.
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UK government opposes copyright exemptions for mash-ups

If people use copyright-protected music, video or images to create their own mash-ups, should they be exempt from copyright law?